Looking to the bright future! (2022)

Looking to the bright future!
Curator: Peter Cerovšek
Production: SCCA-Ljubljana, 2022
Duration: 32′ 30″
Premiere: Movie Night with Dokufest and SCCA-Ljubljana (Forum – 10 Years of Kooperativa), Croatian Film Directors’ Guild, Zagreb (14 December 2022)

Three films about the destruction of the world and forms of survival.

With her work www.s-n-d.si at last year’s FeKK, Sara Bezovšek convinced the jury and received the Grand Prix award, and above all shocked the audience with impressive images of the terrible consequences of environmental destruction and the endless possibilities of our extinction. Most people, faced with a catastrophe in sight, rather than seeking a solution in a change of lifestyle, decide to repeat the cycle of denial and escape into their own everyday microcosm of meaning, instilled in us by the capitalist system.

Maja Prelog and Blaž Murn (RÁTNEEK) also received the Grand Prix at the FeKK festival in 2016 with their film 2 0 4 5. The jury awarded them the prize for the film’s architectural aesthetics ccompanied by a peculiar soundscape leaving the audience in a timeless space.

The video Forth Into the Past by Marko A. Kovačič deals with our understanding of the distant future, presented through a concrete example of the 23rd century archaeology. A narration of a professor archaeologist leads us through the story as he guides his student through one of the main archaeological sites in the City of Catastropolis, where so-called Plastoses, who (will) survived the atomic catastrophe live. These half-organic half-mechanical creatures form a comprehensive civilisation of Plastos, which is the author’s subject in a series of his installations, performances and videos. The author combines a well-crafted imaginary scenography with performance elements supplemented with digital animation.

Sara Bezovšek, www.s-n-d.si, 14′
S.B., 2021
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Sara Bezovšek, www.s-n-d.si

RÁTNEEK (Maja Prelog, Blaž Murn), 2 0 4 5, 9′
R., 2016
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RÁTNEEK (Maja Prelog, Blaž Murn), 2 0 4 5

Marko A. Kovačič, Forth Into the Past, 10′
Forum Ljubljana & VPK, 1995
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Marko A. Kovačič, Naprej v preteklost